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by Courtney Raney

October 21, 2011 | 12:09 pm

Consumerism is often dubbed the antithesis of all that is good, but that doesn’t have to be so. More and more, businesses are adopting ethical labor practices, Earth-friendly materials and... read full article

  • Giving thanks deliciously

    By Judy Zeidler

    October 21, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Whether you call it Thanksgiving or Turkey Day, the holiday is a festive time for American Jewish families to enjoy the best of both heritages — hearty American food and an occasion to give thanks for blessings.

    When it comes to the Thanksgiving menu, I like to plan a lot of...

  • A season of change

    by Darcy Vebber

    October 21, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Lunch in the small, red-tiled Paprika Grill in Tarzana, with its short, kosher Mediterranean menu, seems like a simple proposition. But everything looks and smells so good: shwarma, shakshouka, sabich, pargiot and three kinds of crispy schnitzel. Although owner-chef Tommy Marudi was...

  • Focus on fitness

    by Jessica Pauline Ogilvie

    October 20, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    From reality TV shows to ads for bridal boot camps, it’s no secret that many women want to slim down for their wedding.

    But the average bride-to-be endures months of parties, tastings and never-ending to-do lists leading up to her big day – and it can be a daunting feat to try...

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  • Tribe Calendar November 2011

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    October 20, 2011 | 5:45 pm

    Saturday, November 5

    YAD Havdalah Hike
    End Shabbat on a natural note with a Havdalah ceremony and schmooze at the summit of Mission Canyon’s Inspiration Point after a moderate four-mile hike. Bring water, a flashlight or headlamp, and dress for hiking. Sponsored by the Santa...

  • TRIBE Life: Game on

    by Elyse Glickman

    October 20, 2011 | 5:30 pm

    While urban hubs Cape Town and Johannesburg are home to thriving Jewish communities, with members whose personal convictions helped shape post-apartheid South Africa, the allure for many who make the long journey from the United States is the rare opportunity to experience wildlife...

  • The mourning after

    by Robin Heinz Bratslavsky

    October 20, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    Each culture has rituals and customs surrounding death, and Judaism is no exception. Jewish tradition and the Jewish community provide mourners with structure and direction during the grieving process.

    When a family member dies, those left behind often find themselves in a state of...

  • Libby E.

    by Seth Menachem

    October 11, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    Out of all that Libby says to me when we meet, this seems the most unnecessary: “I have a strong personality. I’m not a wallflower. I’m not a shrinking violet.” She is very clearly none of these things.  She is confident, smart and an alpha female. Yet, she says, “I think...

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